Time to Turn the Tide on Fossil Fuels

Tammy, Rebecca and Georgia ( mermaid) at the GSA booth. When it comes to a possible increase in fossil fuel oil tanker traffic in the Georgia Strait– whether in the form of the deadly tar sands bitumen or other forms of fossil fuels, we find ourselves in a debate of values.  Do we value our … Continue reading

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Singing in the key of “Green” at Vancouver Folk Fest

Friday, July 13th heralded the start of the 35thannual Vancouver Folk Fest.  Refreshingly debunking superstition, Friday dawned beautiful and sunny, setting the tone for a fabulous weekend of fresh air, great music, and fun. GSA’s table was in the Community Village, which Festival organizers thoughtfully situated on the main thoroughfare through the Festival grounds. The … Continue reading

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Hitting the BBQ circuit – and taking back what seems lost

On June 19th of this year, our federal Parliament passed Bill C-38, or what has become known as “the omnibus budget”.  I’m not sure about you, but when that happened, I felt like all the air went out of the room. This ‘budget’ of over 400 pages was devastating both in its scope and in … Continue reading

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Making a splash at World Oceans Day in Victoria

GSA’s summer students, Isabelle (left) and Deanna (right), with the orange octopus The first year of World Oceans Day in Victoria was a success! It was good to get down to Victoria and raise awareness about the issues in the Strait of Georgia. Although a lot of the people that approached us were tourists, they had … Continue reading

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Down at the Dock: Maple Bay Marina Wooden Boat Festival

Clean Marine BC eco-certification flag flying at Maple Bay Marina Photo: Michelle Young Maple Bay Marina’s Wooden Boat Festival took place last weekend at one of GSA’s seven Clean Marine BC eco-rated marinas. The first thing I saw as I arrived was thousands of juvenile salmon in the bay; what a fitting way to start … Continue reading

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No time to be silent

It’s an unfortunate fact that when you are an advocate for improved environmental health and literacy, being in disagreement with government leaders frequently comes with the territory. As challenging as that can feel, the focus of disagreement generally tends to be about the issue at hand—and not about our right to hold certain views, or … Continue reading

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Reflections from Kelly & Heather, GSA’s Summer Outreach Team

A Reflection on Summer Outreach 2011 by Community Outreach Team – Heather & Kelly Heather This summer the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) had a late start to its outreach program, but Kelly and I still managed to attend over fifteen events! We had an extremely busy July, attending events in Victoria, Salt Spring, Nanaimo, Courtenay … Continue reading

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A Personal Story to Inspire Change

A Personal Story to Inspire Change “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”Leo Tolstoy While I have only been with the Georgia Strait Alliance (GSA) for a short time, I have been inspired by what individual people can do and how like minded people can change the way we … Continue reading

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GUEST BLOG – Georgia Strait Alliance receives grants for programs and capacity

By Cheryl Onciul – Fundraising Assistant As one of the newest members of the Georgia Strait Alliance team, I am really excited to share some of the highlights of my 5 months as GSA’s Fundraising Assistant. In my work, I share GSA’s stories and plans, in the hope that like-minded Foundations and businesses will want … Continue reading

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The responsibility of power

There are a lot of reasons why I choose to bike to work. Primarily, I find it a fast and easy way for me to get around and get my exercise at the same time. But more importantly it gives me time to think, to plan for the day to come and process the day … Continue reading

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